Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
While we are grateful for the opportunity to highlight the contributions of amazing African-American visual artists, resources and tips throughout the year, February is one of favorite months. We begin our celebration of Black History Month 2017 by offering two new art products.
Also in time for the for the Super Bowl, our latest art lesson is inspired by the fun story, Don't Throw it To Mo! written by David Adler and illustrated by Sam Ricks. The main character is a determined young athlete who saves the day for his team. Young artists will learn about multi-media art compositions by completing this art lesson.
Make sure to explore our website to learn more. Also, share how you celebrate Black History month by commenting below.
Nature is an amazing source of inspiration; especially autumn, with it's lovely colors and textures. The works of art displayed below, can be used to create fall inspired art lessons. Click on the links under each picture to discover art resources that will enhance your art lessons.
This beautiful landscape painting by Robert Scott Duncanson can be used to inspire a landscape art lesson. We offer a fun art history lesson that features him.
MInnie Evans was a folk artist whose art was inspired by her dreams. The leaves and flowers in this particular painting can be tied to the colors of leaves during fall. Our Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul resource features a portrait lesson inspired by her work.
Renowned art historian, James A. Porter painted this lovely portrait. The leaf motif and color scheme in this painting has the feeling of fall. He is featured in our Great African-American Artists Coloring & Activity 2.0 resource.
We also feature a Fall inspired Bulletin Board Trim and Banner on our website. What kind of fall inspired lessons are you teaching in your art space?
Today marks the birthday of renowned artist, Romare Bearden. This multi-faceted, award-winning artist created beautiful works of art that inspire people around the world. We have several art lessons featuring this wonderful artist, including our Great African-American Artists Calendar Resource. This summer we had the privilege of visiting the beautiful Romare Bearden park in his birthplace Charlotte, NC. The park features a lovely floral garden, children's splash fountain and a free summer concert series. Make sure to explore our website to discover all of the resources we have to offer featuring this fantastic artist.
How does Romare Bearden's art inspire you?
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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